Nebula Core is a self-hosted blog, media, and game server operated by Victor Rossi, a hobbyist photographer, designer, and writer (that's me!). Living for most its 14+ year history on a home operated server, Nebula Core has always been more of a project than a purpose-oriented endevour. The site has transitioned from a personal blog to a file server, a game server, a portfolio, a utility, and now lies somewhere in between.
Currently, most of the sites content requires an account to access. I generally don't hand out access to people I'm not personally acquainted with, but if you'd like to inquire there are several easy methods of contact listed on this page. Thanks for visiting, check back often!
Nebula Core (previously called Catserver) was first created in 2003 as a file server, sharing content between computers on my brand-new home network. Shortly after it's initial inception I began experimenting with web design, which consisted mostly of modifying the example pages included with Mac OS 9s built in webserver. By 2004 I'd hobbled together Catserver 2, making way for a multitude of new "features" with skills I'd learned from a high school web design class. Not stopping there, I continued to experiment and the site rolled through revision after revision (staying miles away from completion all the while). It eventually became a persistent hobby.
Though it serves no concrete purpose, Nebula Core will live indefinitely as my web design playground. Having little traffic or critical user base, I've been able to work with it endlessly, adding and removing features, pages, and content. Where it once was touted as a web resource (for hard to find files, supposedly), the site's really become more of a blog - about itself. As I update it and add features, I quite often detail this changes on the home page, encouraging users to provide feedback via comments. However, this does not mean it serves no purpose at all. Nebula Core hosts a number of services, from file storage and backup to game servers and media. Behind the scenes something's always going on, even when I forget to post updates for a month...or year.
Dual Intel Xeon L5640 Six-Core CPUs
32gb DDR3 ECC Quad-Channel
480GB Solid-state RAID 0 primary drive
16TB Parity Storage space (12TB usable)
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
Apache Webserver (XAMPP)
AMP Instance Manager
Plex Media Server
Archive - Oh what a little noob I once was. View every Catserver blog post ("update") from the site's inception 'till the last major revision. Just, try not to laugh. Okay?
All the Old Stuff - Interested a little more in Catserver's history? View what remains of each major site revision dating back to 2003. Just don't expect complete functionality, time and lossy transfers have taken their toll.